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Titian: Painter to Princes, Painter to the 'Serenissima'

1 - 2 Feb 2018

Full course: £100.00

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Titian: Painter to Princes, Painter to the 'Serenissima' Short Course

One of the towering figures of Italian Renaissance art, Titian (c. 1490 – 1576) dominated painting in Venice from the death in 1516 of his probable master, Giovanni Bellini, until his own death sixty years later. In his adoptive city he was constantly in demand by officers of state, by leading patrician families, and by the religious orders to paint altarpieces, portraits and large-scale narrative canvases. But from the time of his early maturity his reputation had spread to the flourishing courts of northern Italy, and thence also to the pope, the Holy Roman Emperor, and King Philip of Spain. For these princely patrons he was admired above all for his mythological and erotic subjects. By his mid-career, Titian was the most celebrated painter in Europe, vying in fame only with Michelangelo. In the following century Titian continued to be greatly admired, not only by leading collectors such as Charles I of England, but also by painters of the stature of Rubens, Van Dyck and Velázquez.

This Short Course will look at how Titian developed as an artist during his long career, and at the ways in which he tackled his wide-ranging subject matter. Attention will also be paid to the differing demands of his patrons, to the wizardry of his pictorial technique, and to the expressiveness of his effects of colour and light.

Short Study Course Sessions:

1 Feb
11am-1pm

i. Titian and Painting in 16th-century Venice
ii. Titian as a Painter of Religious Subjects

1 Feb
2-4pm

iii. Titian as a Portrait Painter
iv. Titianís Mythologies

2 Feb
11.15am-3.45pm

Gallery Visits (National Gallery) (either 11.15-1 pm OR 2-3.45 pm)
AM / PM Option may be available

 

Short Study Course Location:

Art Workers Guild
6 Queen Square
London
WC1N 3AT

Please note that one or more sessions may be at another location if for example they involve a gallery visit. This will be indicated in the session details.

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Each Short Course is made up of three sessions, and each session normally consists of two fifty-minute lectures with a short refreshments break in the middle. While it makes most sense to attend the full course, it is also possible to book individual sessions only. Study Notes and suggestions for further reading will be provided.

Art Pursuits Abroad Art History Short Courses are generally held at the Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT. The nearest tube station is Russell Square. We know that the chairs, whilst beautifully designed, are not the most comfortable, so do bring a cushion for padding.

Numbers are normally limited to a maximum of 70 participants or less per Short Course to ensure a personal atmosphere conducive to interactive learning with pleasure.

Once booked, we will then send you confirmation of your Short Course place(s), a map of how to find us, and suggestions for preparatory reading should you wish to do any. Bookings are non-refundable, though you may transfer your booking to another participant.

How to Book:

You can book on-line or ring us on 01280 820521 (we can take a card payment over the phone) or write to us - see our address details below.

Once booked, we will then send you confirmation of your Short Course place(s), a map of how to find us, and suggestions for preparatory reading should you wish to do any. Booking payments are non-refundable, though you may transfer your booking to another participant.

We only accept payment in British Pounds (GBP) and accept the following types of cards only:

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An on-line booking may be cancelled within 7 days of the booking being made and the associated on-line payment will be refunded less an administration charge. We would need to be informed of the cancellation in writing within the 7 day period. Our normal booking terms and conditions will also apply.

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